Even though artificial nails are likely to look and wear better than natural nails, they need a lot of maintenance. It is better to use trained and licensed professionals to make sure that they are using secure products, and disinfected tools to avoid harm to your natural nails and fungal or bacterial infections. The chemicals and materials used to make and stick on artificial nails can cause allergic reactions in some, so be sure to test if you have any allergies before getting your nails ready.
There are 4 types of artificial nails:
- Acrylic nails are one of the popular kinds of artificial fingernail and is used as either a nail tip, or a whole nail overlay. Acrylic nails are normally the strongest, thickest, and sturdiest of the artificial fingernails.
- Gel nails are made with a "light cured" or “UV” gel consisting of pre-mixed polymers and monomers. These gel nails are cured by brushing or spraying a gel activator on top of the nails or by dipping the fingernails into water. Furthermore, if they are not applied by a qualified professional, they may be hard to get rid of, resulting in harm to your natural nails.
- Sculptured nails are another in style type of artificial fingernail. Sculptured nails normally last longer than other types of artificial fingernails, but must be filled in on a regular basis in order to keep a natural look.
- Wrap nails are small, thin pieces of silk, fiberglass, paper or linen that have been cut to a preferred shape and glued or bonded to the surface of the natural fingernail. However, because they are so thin, soft, and lightweight, wraps are generally considered to be the most natural looking of all the artificial fingernails.
Artificial nails are used to make the hands look more beautiful and to flaunt the perfect nails for everyone to admire.